Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Anwar sodomy charge starts tomorrow

The sodomy trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will finally begin in the Kuala Lumpur High Court tomorrow - 18 months after he was charged.

Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah has fixed proceedings at 2.30pm after rejecting a bid by Datuk Seri Anwar for a stay of the trial.

The PKR adviser had applied to the High Court to stay the trial until the disposal of his appeal at the Court of Appeal over his failure to strike out his sodomy charge.

Datuk Anwar, 63, claimed trial to sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 25, at Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

On Dec 1, last year, Justice Mohamad Zabidin ruled that the findings of a medical report, which suggested that there was no penetration, could not be the basis for the court to quash the sodomy charge and that it should hear the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses first.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Here we go again,
Day in day out...sodomy!
A nation's obsessed with
the lower part Saiful's anatomy!
Have we anything to gain?
For some...its a matter
Of positions and survival.
For others...its a matter
Of bearing the pains
Of a deteriorating national economy!